Sunday, October 15, 2006

Waiting for Rain

With only three more days as a single farmer, I am here and waiting for rain. Last week I got the rye grass planted (with the help of my Dad) and yesterday I over-seeded with white clover. Tonight and tomorrow we in drought plagued Central Mississippi have a forecasted 100% chance of rain. Right now, we have one of those wonderful high blue sky days that lures you outside with the perfect mid-seventies temperatures and light breeze. Maybe it will rain, tonight, but now it is just as dry as it has been all summer. I will be disappointed if the forecast is wrong. I have worked so hard getting the winter grass seeds sown before today.

I will go out and finish sowing seeds for the winter garden when I get through here. I am planting lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas, potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, and radishes. I only plant in the raised beds for the winter because they are easier to protect from the few truly cold days.


Frankie said...

It just boggles my mind that you are planting a winter garden now. I think I've lived in the north too long. Our furnace is running, the last of my flowers were killed off at the end of the week, and we're preparing for a long, hard winter.

Enjoy your garden. Enjoy the rain when it comes. Most of all, enjoy those 70-degree days.

I'm thinking it's time to relocate.

wisteria said...

Before you relocate think about the 90 to 100 degree July, August, and sometimes September and June.

Still no rain. I hope I haven't wasted all those seeds.